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Results of calculations on pump test

Scott, B. (2004) Results of calculations on pump test. In: Iron & Sulphur Bacteria Workshop, 11 - 14 February, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

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I want to report to you the results of my calculations on the step-drawdown test that Andrew com¬pleted before they pulled the pump out. The pump you saw yesterday failed early this week. I believe it was an electrical fault. There was no problem with the hole. They put a new pump in the hole. The question is whether or not we can sense the presence of bacteria. I have done a number of standard tests on wells, through studentsʼ activities over the past 20 years or so, and some specially for this workshop. In addition, Murdoch has commissioned step-drawdown tests or simplest specific capac¬ity tests including outlet pressure and current to the well equipment on irregular occasions through many years with several different consultants. Andrew Ogden of Western Irrigation has completed a number of them, including a recent test on this particular bore hole, in November of last year, and now a step drawdown test with a new pump.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
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